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    							PowerBrick  ATOM   5.0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Quick Manual  
    Copyright by Acura Embedded Systems Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Updated by Nov 2 6/14  
     
     
     
     
    PowerBrick  
    ATOM 5.0 
     
    Quick  Manual  
     
     
     
    Small footprint  rugged Intel® ATOM™    
                                                                                                   Industrial Computer 
     
     
     
     
       
     
    1.  Overview
     
    The PowerBrick  -  ATOM  5.0  is  an  Intel®  Atom™  dual core  D2550 with 1.86 GHz 
    processor speed. This small, rugged and powerful computer is the premium 
    choice when desktop computer performance is required in industrial computing 
    applications. Small size does not necessarily mean limitations in comp uting 
    power.  
    The state-of -the -art PowerBrick  -  ATOM  5.0  comes loaded with an impressive 
    video card, fast hard drive (optionally  SSD HDD drive) and memory, all at a 
    competitive price. It is designed and built for great performance in a variety of 
    applications and environments. The design focuses on elements essential for 
    industrial use wile excluding unneccesary hardware. The architecture is modular 
    which allows for easy upgrading and expansions.  
    Areas of applications include:  
    •   Oil-rigs/Gas/Mining  vehicles 
    •   Security and patrol vehicles even helicopters  
    •   Emergency ( EMS) or public safety vehicles  
    •   Seaport terminal container yard management  
    •   Fleet management  
     
    The main features are:  
                                                   Figure 1.1: Front side of PowerBrick AT OM 5.0    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    •  On-board Intel® Atom™ Dual Core D2550 processor, 1.86 GHz   
    •   Intel® NM10 Express chipset   
    •   1x DDR3 SO -DIMM sockets, support up to 4G DDR3-800/1066 
    SDRAM, un -buffered and non- ECC  
    •   6x USB2.0 ( 2x front side and 4x back side)   
    •   4x  COM (2x RS232/422/485  Com2,3  an d 2x RS232 Com1,4)  
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    •   1x mini -PCIe with two antenna holes (Optional)  
    •   Audio jack                            Line-out and Mic in  
    •   Power Switch                      Press to power -on or power-off the system.   
    •   Power Status LED              Indicates the system’s power status.   
    •   HDD Activity LED               Indicates the hard drive’s activity.   
     
     
    Figure  1 .2  : Back side of PowerBrick ATOM   5.0  
     
     
    •   1x DVI -I output (If need VGA output, please use DVI to VGA Adaptor)   
    •    1x HDMI display output   
    •   Dual Intel® 82574L GbE LAN ports  
    •   1x external CFast socket    u sed to insert a Compact Flash card 
    (optional)  
    •   Support 9-36V DC input  u sed to plug a DC power cord  
    •   Supports ATX power mode, WoL, LAN teaming and PXE function   
    •   185mm(W) x 131mm(D) x 54mm(H) (7.28”x 5.2”x 2.13”)  
       
     
    2. Installation  
    2.1 Contents of the Computer Box  
      
     
    PowerBrick ATOM5.0            DVI to VGA Adaptor        AC to DC Adaptor      Power Cable 
                                                                                              (Optional)                 (Optional)    
                             Figure 2. 1 Box major components  
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    In the box you will find the following items: 
     
    PowerBrick  ATOM  5.0  computer,  DVI to VGA adaptor,  AC to DC adaptor, power 
    cable, manual and drivers CD.   
    If you have purchased Windows operating system with your computer, these 
    CD’s should be included. Keep them in a safe pl ace. 
    Do not turn power on until you have read the next section and all 
    cables are connected.  
    Optional device cables or units that you provide yourself could include 
    the following:  
     
    •   USB cable  
    •   Speaker and microphone cables  
    •   RJ45 Ethernet TP cable  
    •   RS232 Serial  port cable           
       
    2.2  Mounting in your vehicle or final location  
    Prior to that, please prepare the installation tools and appropriate items. If you 
    are not clear about the items, contact your dealer for information.  
     
    2.3  Mounting tools  
    For mounting your compu ter in a vehicle you need the following tools:  
    •   Wrenches (as required)    
    •   Star  (Philips #2) Screw driver   
    •   Drill (3mm or 1/8”) Check behind surface before drilling!  
    •   Bolts and nuts appropriate to mount the plate in your vehicle  
     
    2.4  Computer installation  
    Mounting  screws or bolts and nuts for mounting to your specific vehicle are not 
    provided, as there are many variations of thickness that the unit might be 
    mounted to. If mounting in a vehicle that is subject to vibration and shock, It Is 
    important to use the mounti ng plate with attached shock absorbers where 
    vibration could occur. The mounting plate should be fastened tightly with bolts 
    and nuts. Please ensure that if you mount any bolts/nuts under the computer, 
    that they do not touch the computer itself. Otherwise,  the shock absorbers will 
    not protect the computer properly.  
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    Figure 2. 2 Mounting plate  
    Connect all final wiring in a neat way, fastening it down with tie straps or 
    other means to ensure that it does not get caught and broken 
    accidentally. Your car electrician will know appropriate ways to do this.  
     
     
    3. Technical Information  
    3.1 BIOS Setup  
    The single board computer uses the  AMI BIOS (Basic  Input/ Output  System) for 
    the system configuration. The AMI  BIOS in the single board computer is  a 
    customized version of the industrial standard BIOS for IBM PC AT -compatible 
    computers. It supports Intel x86 and compatible CPU architecture based 
    processors and computers. The BIOS provides critical low -level support for the 
    system central processing,  memory and I/O sub-systems. The BIOS setup 
    program of the single board computer let the customers modify the basic 
    configuration setting. The settings are stored in a dedicated battery -backed 
    memory, NVRAM, retains the information when the power is turned  off. If the 
    battery runs out of the power, then the settings of BIOS will come back to the 
    default setting. The BIOS section of the manual is subject to change without 
    notice and is provided here for reference purpose only. The settings and 
    configurations  of the BIOS are current at the time of print, and therefore they may 
    not be exactly the same as that displayed on your screen. To activate CMOS 
    Setup program, press < F2> key immediately after you turn on the system. The 
    following message “Press F2  to enter  SETUP” should appear in the lower left 
    hand corner of your screen. When you enter the CMOS Setup Utility, the Main 
    Menu w ill be displayed as in Table 3.1. You can use arrow keys to select your 
    function, press  key to accept selection and enter the sub- menu.  
     
     
     
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    Table 3.1:   AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility  
    3.2  Operating Systems 
    The PowerBrick  ATOM 5.0 will generally be provided with a preinstalled operating 
    system such as Windows  7 Professional or Embedded . To restore the operating 
    system,  you c an use an external CD -ROM drive to change, reinstall or repair the 
    operating system through a USB 2.0 port.  
     
    3.3  Application Software  
    You should be able to run all normal/generic application software such as 
    Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe softwar e etc. if you have Windows 
    installed. See the relevant manual/help guides for the specific software. For Linux 
    you will have to specifically select software designed for Linux. Acura is not 
    responsible for failure of any software on your computer but if you have any 
    particular software needs, please call Acura Technical Support or 
    email 
    [email protected]  
       
     
     
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    3.4 Operation and maintenance  
    This module requires no routine maintenance. The  blue LED indicator when lit 
    indicates proper operation and health.  
    The power supply must be protected by a  7 A  auto fuse on the input line from the 
    vehicle battery.  
    Before power up the computer, make sure all cables connected to the computer 
    and  the monitor.  
    WARNING 
    First hookup all cables then turn on computer powerSwitch.  
    Make sure monitor power led on or blinking .  
     
    3.5  PowerBrick  ATOM 5.0   Wiring Diagram  
                                     
     
     
     
    Computer connector :  
     
    pin1 -Ground  
    pin2 -DC+ 9~36V  
     
     
       
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    With the unique set of products, Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  remains 
    committed to its goal of providing trouble- free and customer-friendly service.       
    A special customer service unit has been set u p specifically to cater to our 
    esteemed customers needs.  
     
     
    Technical Support:  
    Phone:1-866- 502-9666                                                                                                                                                   
    Email:[email protected] 
    Mail address:  
    Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  
     
    Unit #1, 7711-128th Street  
    Surrey, BC V3W 4E6 
    CANADA  
     
    Ph: (604) 502- 9666   Fax: (604) 502- 9668 
     
     
     
      
      
    						
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